Fans despise Barbie style of female Doctor Who doll
IT was meant to be a celebration of Jodie Whittaker’s role as the first woman Doctor in Dr Who.
But a doll of the Time Lord character created by the makers of Barbie e has been brand- ed sexist.
Critics say the e likeness of Whitt- aker (pictured) ) has been “Barbiefied” by being given high heels s and a curvy figure. F Fans expressed their outrage at the £54.99 toy on Twitter.
“Little girls don’t need your sexualised version of Doctor Who. This doll’s hip, waist and bust ratio is more unbelievable than a 2000-year-old alien with two hearts,” one woman w wrote. Another sa said: “The Doctor h had been a female le less than 12 hours a and they reduced h her to a clichéd p plastic plaything. N Not all girls need to be Barbies.” Toymaker M Mattel insists the figure has nothing to do with its Barbie range and was specifically created in the likeness of Miss Whittaker. The BBC worked with Mattel to create the doll.